USA Shooting (USAS), a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for shooting sports in April 1995. The organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional, and national levels. It oversees the development of U.S. National Shooting Teams that compete in international competition on behalf of the United States.
Our mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic and Paralympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S., and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country.
For the Olympic Games, there are 15 events: six for women, six for men, and three co-ed team events (shotgun, rifle and pistol disciplines).
Paralympic Shooting Program
Paralympic Shooting is divided into eight rifle and four pistol events, using both airguns and .22 caliber. The paralympic shooting competition is open to both male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as amputation or limb loss; spinal cord injury or wheelchair users; and cerebral palsy, brain injury, or stroke.
National Junior Olympic Program
The National Junior Olympic program provides competitions year-round for shooters to partake in. Junior shooters are able to participate in State Competitions sanctioned by USA Shooting, allowing them the chance to receive an invitation to shoot at the National Junior Olympic Championships hosted by USA Shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, every April. Click here to view the poster of the Olympic Path for Junior Athletes.
USA Shooting is looking for more Olympic shooting sports coaches and have launched the Coach Academy. If you are a coach or athlete wondering, “Can I do this?” Yes you can -- and USA Shooting is the place to start!